Devotion and Productivity Go Hand-In-Hand

Devotion and Productivity Go Hand-In-Hand Once upon a time, an old man was walking down a beach when he noticed a little boy throwing something in the sea. He walked up to the boy and inquired, “My dear son, what are you doing here so early in the morning?” without stopping to look at the old man, the boy replied, “Hello sir, I am throwing these jellyfish back in the sea. A bunch of them washed up on the shore last night, they will surely die if the sun comes up and they are not in the water so, I am trying to put them all back in the sea.” The old man smiled at the folly of the little boy. He looked at the number of jellyfish and reasoned, “But this is absurd, there are hundreds of jellyfish here, you possibly cannot throw all of them in water before>>>

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A Full Circle

A Full Circle Has anyone ever helped you without any reason? Have you ever felt as if the Universe is doing you a favor because you made one for someone else? If you have never experienced it, your day will surely come! The feeling of being owed by the Universe is something else and yet it humbles you down more than anything else. Experience the power of life as it moves in a full circle in the following story!   Once upon a time… There was lady stranded in the middle of the road because her car broke down. She was old and frail and was driving alone. She had known it had been a bad idea since the beginning to take the car all on her own while travelling out of the city. But when she had decided to leave for the trip, she had not foreseen the weather>>>

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Try, Try and Try, Until You Succeed

Try, Try and Try, Until You Succeed This is a story about faith, determination and devotion. Once upon a time, there lived a king who was famous for his bravery and valor. Once he had to fight against a huge army with just a few men. The odds were not in his favor and the king lost the battle. He ran for his life and took shelter in a nearby cave. Soon he started to feel the despair of losing. He lost confidence in himself and decided to never take part in a battle again. He went as far as to think about giving up his kingdom and live in hiding for the rest of his life. The king was deeply engrossed in his depressing thoughts when an interesting scene caught his attention. He noticed a spider that was tirelessly trying to spin a web across the ceiling of the>>>

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Shoot For the Moon – Even If You Fall You Will Land among the Stars

Shoot For the Moon – Even If You Fall You Will Land among the Stars Once upon a time, a poor man lived by a forest with his family. He was so poor he could barely provide for his wife and children. One day they had nothing eat. Out of desperation, he decided to go hunting. He knew he had a poor aim and the forest was full of snakes but that did not stop him from taking out his shotgun. He set off for the forest with his last three bullets. As he went down the road he saw a rabbit. He fired a shot but the rabbit was very quick and easily ducked behind a bush. A little disappointed, he went further and saw a squirrel. Again, he shot but missed. Cursing his luck he went a little further into the forest and saw a turkey in the>>>

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My Journey Back to Light

My Journey Back to Light At an alcoholics anonymous meeting, Jack Davidson shared his transforming tale. The way he fought against all odds and became the motivational speaker he is today. What is his secret? According to him, it is the fact that he never loses the sight of light. He explains what this light in the story below: ‘What are you most afraid of? Is it the failure? Or maybe it is death? Do you still keep the night lamp on for fear of the dark? Like many people, darkness scares me but it is not the childlike phobia of the monsters lurking underneath nor is it the absence of light. I am afraid of the inner darkness that engulfs our souls…that makes us stray from the straight path and delves us deep into the alley of chaos. They say that addiction often runs in our veins. My father>>>

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A Pathway to Happiness

A Pathway to Happiness Happiness is not about what you have, what you’ve been through or where you are; it is more about how you think. What many of us fail to realize is that happiness is achievable and can be created through self-awareness. If you are generally unhappy with your life, maybe it’s time to ponder upon what changes you can make to lead a happier, more contented life. The pathway to happiness is quite simple if you figure it out. Come aboard the train to happiness and have a look at the stops on the pathway leading to a happier life. First Stop – Learn to Appreciate The first stop on your path to happiness is learning to appreciate. Unhappy people have a common trait; they forget to appreciate the little things in life. When you start being thankful to God for His blessings, no matter how big>>>

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The Golden Rules of Friendship

The Golden Rules of Friendship   “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” ~ C. S. Lewis   This famous quote by C.S. Lewis highlights the importance of friendship. There is no doubt that friendship adds meaning to life and that a life without friends is bound to get lonely and hollow. Friends make life a lot easier. Even the happiest moments of your life may seem hollow if you lack a friend to share them with. True friends support you through the hardships and tolerate your shortcomings.  When your world falls apart, these are the people who have got your back. But what makes a friendship last? Let’s first turn to John 15:9-15, where Jesus said to his disciples: “12My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13Greater>>>

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The Other Side – Aesop’s Fable of Hares and the Frogs

The Other Side – Aesop’s Fable of Hares and the Frogs Once upon a time, a drove of hares lived in a valley. Being timid by nature, they were spending their lives in misery. Always afraid of the unforeseen predators, they were living in gloom and despair. One day they decided to call a council. Tired of living a life of fear, a hare exclaimed, “My dear fellow brothers, do you think this is a life worth living? We are constantly on the run; we never get a moment of peace. I am tired of being afraid all the time. I cannot keep living like this.” Another hare seconds, “We spend days hiding away from the predators and nights are no better, we cannot eat in comfort and sleep in the fear of death; a rustling of leaves make us run for the hills. Our lives are truly miserable. It>>>

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Hired a plumber and found that we all need a tree!

Hired a plumber and found that we all need a tree! This is a wonderful story, that helps put things into perspective. I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands. When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation.. His face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss. Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the>>>

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60 of Gods religious one-liners. Which ones do you like best?

60 of Gods religious one-liners. Which ones do you like best? 1. “Be Fishers of Men…. You catch ’em, He’ll Clean ’em.” ~ Unknown 2. “A family altar can alter a family.” ~ Unknown 3. “A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.” ~ Mhalyn Campos Anonuevo 4. “Don’t put a question mark where God put a full stop.” ~ John R. Rice 5. “Don’t wait for 6 strong men to take you to church.” ~ Unknown   6. “Exercise daily… Walk with the Lord!” ~ Unknown 7. “Forbidden fruits create many jams.” ~ Unknown 8. “Give God what’s right, not what’s left!” ~ Unknown 9. “Give satan an inch and he’ll be a ruler.” ~ Unknown 10. “God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.” ~ Max Lucado   11. “God grades on the cross, not the curve.” ~ Adrian Rogers 12. “God loves everyone, but probably prefers>>>

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